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Chez Denis

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2/3 Orford Yard | Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3TB, England
+44 1603 764441
Website
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Grade 2 listed building, in the centre of Norwich City Centre. Nestled in...
Grade 2 listed building, in the centre of Norwich City Centre. Nestled in Orford Yard Red Lion Street near Loose;s kitchen shop.opposite Deberhams Store.
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Visitor rating
  • 293
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  • 79
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Coffee at Chez Denis

We visited Norwich during a short holiday at Horsham St Faith's and wanted coffee - we prefer not to have coffee at one of the big chains. We saw Chez Denis within a few minutes of arriving in Norwich - it looked intriguing so we went in. Denis was friendly and funny - the coffee was very good and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Jeanio2014
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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402 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Norwich during a short holiday at Horsham St Faith's and wanted coffee - we prefer not to have coffee at one of the big chains. We saw Chez Denis within a few minutes of arriving in Norwich - it looked intriguing so we went in. Denis was friendly and funny - the coffee was very good and although... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Tiny and intimate setting but the the fabulous food, personal service and lovely chat with Dennis who came out of the kitchen made for a big night! Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our family had a most splendid lunch in this fine establishment today. Denis was funny and friendly, the food delicious and generous, and the surroundings simply delightful. Very highly recommended.

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London, UK
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband and I just enjoyed a romantic meal for 2 on a Saturday night at Chez Denis. It is quite small, but there is room between the tables. It has nice décor, showing artefacts from St Lucia. I had a superb steak in a pepper & cream sauce and my husband a lovely Creole chicken curry. Both came with... More 

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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We were a group of seven friends and were treated to an excellent meal in nice surroundings and attentive staff. Subtle blends of spices created superb flavours in all three courses.

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Excellent lunch time meal. We think Denis cooks from the soul, bringing the flavours of his native St Lucia to the meals. Really great creole salmon dish and partner enjoyed his chicken curry. He does the absolutely best creme brulee I have ever tasted. After one, you really need another! Please try it if on the menu. Partner reckons the... More 

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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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497 reviews 497 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The full breakfast here is really good and made from quality ingredients. Staff are friendly and efficient, good value for money.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I went here with my family for my 25th birthday last weekend. There were 8 of us - my Dad's partner is vegetarian, and my fiance has a very severe allergy to wheat, and Denis was able to cater for all of us, without having to tweak the menu! I enjoyed the duck in a honey & brandy sauce, and... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My son sent some suggestions of restaurants to try in Norwich during a short visit. We didn't get beyond the Chez Denis website because the menu was so appealing. Our visit for dinner didn't disappoint. Although the decor was more Norwich tea room than Carribean bistro, the service was prompt and friendly, the food authentic but not over-the-top spicy, and... More 

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Cawston, Norwich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I visited Chez Denis in a group of 6. The place is small and Denis is clearly visible working in the kitchen. The food was excellent. Full of flavour. The presentation was impressive and the vegetables were plentiful. The barracuda was one of the tastiest meals I have had and the bread and butter pudding recommend by Denis himself was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2/3 Orford Yard | Red Lion Street, Norwich NR1 3TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 764441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Grade 2 listed building, in the centre of Norwich City Centre. Nestled in Orford Yard Red Lion Street near Loose;s kitchen shop.opposite Deberhams Store.
Open Hours
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?